There was a time capsule He was buried for 134 years in Richmond, Virginia. Ammunition, accessories and even small sculptures were found inside.
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Memorials to the Civil War, but no treasure: The time capsule buried at the base of the statue of Confederate General Robert Lee in Virginia for 134 years, without satisfying the hopes of American collectors, unveiled its mysteries on Tuesday, December 28th in Richmond.
In the Laboratory of Historical Resources of the Virginia Department, Robert E. of Richmond. They are involved in the dismantling of the 1887 Confederate time capsule on the pedestal of the Lee statue. We look forward to hearing from you soon 8NEWS pic.twitter.com/SKDIgv5uG3
– Jackie Diffusco (Jackie8News) December 22, 2021
Inside this capsule is its opening materialLive broadcast on social media, Technicians from the State of Virginia’s Department of Historical Resources, among other things, mini bullets (Civil War ammunition between 1861 and 1865), notes and coins issued by the federal government, newspapers and magazines, an almanac from 1887, books, the Bible and the Masonic Law in the region. Documentation from
There were two small wood carvings – the set square and the Masonic symbols of the compass – and a Confederate flag in one envelope. Experts say the woodwork was carved from the wood that housed the tomb of Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. A bookmark with a drawn profile of General Lee was placed in a book. The box also contained a portion of a bomb used in the 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg, won by the Southerners.
The most notable document represents a woman meditating on her knees in front of the coffin of Abraham Lincoln, who was assassinated on April 14, 1865. It was published on the central double page of the review. Harper’s Weekly Two weeks later. However, viewers believed that the historic discovery of the US President’s photo could cause collectors to panic in the market.